Top 20 Basketball Coach celebrities in United States

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Basketball Coach celebrities [Updated May 11, 2021].

1. Pat Riley

Pat Riley net worth 2020
Pat Riley was born on March 20, 1945 in Rome, United States.
He won the NBA Coach of the Year award three times and the NBA Executive of the Year award in 2011.

Net Worth 2020: $80 Million

2. Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson net worth 2020
Phil Jackson was born on September 17, 1945 in Deer Lodge, United States.

Legendary NBA coach who won an amazing eleven NBA titles as a coach: six with the Chicago Bulls and five with Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. He was President of the New York Knicks from 2014 to 2017. 

He won NBA Championships as a player with the Knicks in 1970 and 1973 and was an NBA All-Rookie First Team selection with the Knicks in 1968.

Net Worth 2020: $70 Million

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Salary 2020: $10 Million

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Salary and Contracts: During his 9-years coaching career with the Bulls (winning six championships), Phil made a total of $9 million. After leaving the Bulls, Jackson took a brief break from the NBA, only to return in June 1999 with a $30 million five-year contract with the Lakers.

Phil earned $11 million per year as President of the Knicks before they parted ways in June of 2017. In just over three years working with the Knicks organization, Phil earned $60 million.

Salary and Contracts: During his 9-years coaching career with the Bulls (winning six championships), Phil made a total of $9 million. After leaving the Bulls, Jackson took a brief break from the NBA, only to return in June 1999 with a $30 million five-year contract with the Lakers.

Phil earned $11 million per year as President of the Knicks before they parted ways in June of 2017. In just over three years working with the Knicks organization, Phil earned $60 million.

3. Larry Brown

Larry Brown net worth 2020
Larry Brown was born on September 14, 1940 in United States.
He became the first coach to ever win both an NCAA and NBA Championship.

Net Worth 2020: $70 Million

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Salary 2020: $2 Million

4. Doc Rivers

Doc Rivers net worth 2020
Doc Rivers was born on October 13, 1961 in Chicago, United States.
He set a playoff-record with fifteen assists in a game against the Celtics in 1988.

Net Worth 2020: $50 Million

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Salary 2020: $10 Million

5. Rick Pitino

Rick Pitino net worth 2020
Rick Pitino was born on September 18, 1952 in New York City, United States.
He briefly coached the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics in the NBA but had little success.

Net Worth 2020: $45 Million

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Salary 2020: $7.7 Million

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Rick Pitino Salary: $7.7 million.

Louisville firing: On September 27, 2017, Rick Pitino was put on indefinite leave from his coaching job at Louisville in the wake of the school's alleged involvement in an FBI probe into college basketball corruption. If he ends up being fired for cause, he will lost $55 million in future contract compensation.

Rick Pitino's House: In November 2017, Pitino listed his 12,000 square foot Miami mansion for $29 million. One month later he dropped the asking price to $26 million. He purchased the house in 1999 for $5.4 million. He finally sold the property in April 2020 for $17 million. Here's a video tour of the mansion:

6. John Calipari

John Calipari net worth 2020
John Calipari was born on February 10, 1959 in Moon, United States.
He received the Naismith College Coach of the Year Award in 1996, 2008 and 2015 and the Sports Illustrated Coach of the Year Award in 2009.

Net Worth 2020: $45 Million

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Salary 2020: $9 Million

7. Gregg Popovich

Gregg Popovich net worth 2020
Gregg Popovich was born on January 28, 1949 in East Chicago, United States.
In a 2012 road game against the Miami Heat, he decided to rest four of his starters, which earned him a $250,000 fine from the league.

Net Worth 2020: $40 Million

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Salary 2020: $8 Million

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Salary: As the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs, Popovich earns a salary of $8 million per year. According to some reports, this salary puts Popovich alongside the top 5 highest-earning sports coaches in the world.

8. Mike Krzyzewski

Mike Krzyzewski net worth 2020
Mike Krzyzewski was born on February 13, 1947 in Chicago, United States.

Net Worth 2020: $40 Million

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Salary 2020: $9.7 Million

9. Don Nelson

Don Nelson net worth 2020
Don Nelson was born on May 15, 1940 in Muskegon, United States.
He is among the top 10 coaches in NBA history, with more wins than almost any other coach.

Net Worth 2020: $30 Million

10. Flip Saunders

Flip Saunders net worth 2020
Flip Saunders was born on February 23, 1955 in Cleveland, United States.
He guided the Timberwolves to their first playoff appearance in 1996-97.

Net Worth 2020: $30 Million

11. Tyronn Lue

Tyronn Lue net worth 2020
Tyronn Lue was born on May 3, 1977 in Mexico, United States.
As an NBA journeyman, he played for the Lakers, Wizards, Magic, Rockets, Hawks, Mavericks and Bucks. He was an assistant coach for the Celtics and Clippers before heading to Cleveland.

Net Worth 2020: $25 Million

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Salary 2020: $7 Million

12. Stan Van Gundy

Stan Van Gundy net worth 2020
Stan Van Gundy was born on August 26, 1959 in Indio, United States.
He was offered the Indiana Pacers head coaching job in 2007 but turned it down in favor of the Orlando Magic's open position.

Net Worth 2020: $20 Million

13. Jim Boeheim

Jim Boeheim net worth 2020
Jim Boeheim was born on November 17, 1944 in Lyons, United States.

Legendary college basketball coach at Syracuse who won a National Championship with Carmelo Anthony in 2003.

In 2002, Syracuse's Carrier Dome court was named after Boeheim in honor of his great accomplishments at the University.

Net Worth 2020: $16 Million

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Salary 2020: $2.5 Million Per Year

14. Jeff Van Gundy

Jeff Van Gundy net worth 2020
Jeff Van Gundy was born on January 19, 1962 in Hemet, United States.
He was the first coach in NBA history to lead an 8th seeded team to the NBA Finals.

Net Worth 2020: $16 Million

15. Rick Barnes

Rick Barnes net worth 2020
Rick Barnes was born on July 17, 1954 in Hickory, United States.

He became head coach of the Texas Longhorns basketball team in 1998 and produced players such as NBA All-Star Kevin Durant.

He won his first Big 12 Regular Season Championship in 1999.

Net Worth 2020: $16 Million

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Salary 2020: $4.7 Million

16. Luke Walton

Luke Walton net worth 2020
Luke Walton was born on March 28, 1980 in San Diego, United States.
He spent the first nine years of his career with the Lakers, then played his last season, 2012-13, with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Net Worth 2020: $16 Million

17. Bobby Knight

Bobby Knight net worth 2020
Bobby Knight was born on October 25, 1940 in Massillon, United States.
The last place he coached before his retirement was at Texas Tech.

Net Worth 2020: $15 Million

18. Digger Phelps

Digger Phelps net worth 2020
Digger Phelps was born on July 4, 1941 in United States.
He led the Fighting Irish to their first ever Final Four appearance.

Net Worth 2020: $15 Million

19. Billy Donovan

Billy Donovan net worth 2020
Billy Donovan was born on May 30, 1965 in Long Island, United States.
He was the SEC Coach of the Year in 2011, 2013 and 2014 and in 2010, he received the John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award.

Net Worth 2020: $14 Million

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Salary 2020: $3.9 Million Per Year

20. Tom Izzo

Tom Izzo net worth 2020
Tom Izzo was born on January 30, 1955 in Iron Mountain, United States.
He was named the Associated Press National Coach of the Year in 1998.

Net Worth 2020: $13 Million

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Salary 2020: $3 Million